Use the SC command, like this (you need to be on a command prompt to execute the commands in this post):
SC STOP shortservicename
SC DELETE shortservicename
Note: You need to run the command prompt as an administrator, not just logged in as the administrator, but also with administrative rights. If you get errors above about not having the necessary access rights to stop and/or delete the service, run the command prompt as an administrator. You can do this by searching for the command prompt on your start menu and then right-clicking and selecting "Run as administrator". Note to PowerShell users:
sc is aliased to
sc delete service will actually create a file called
delete with the content
service. To do this in Powershell, use
sc.exe delete service instead
If you need to find the short service name of a service, use the following command to generate a text file containing a list of services and their statuses:
SC QUERY state= all >"C:\Service List.txt"
For a more concise list, execute this command:
SC QUERY state= all | FIND "_NAME"
The short service name will be listed just above the display name, like this:
DISPLAY_NAME: My Special Service
And thus to delete that service:
SC STOP MyService
SC DELETE MyService
You have at least three options. I have presented them in order of usage preference.
Method 1 - You can use the SC tool (Sc.exe) included in the Resource Kit.
(included with Windows 7/8)
Open a Command Prompt and enter
sc delete <service-name>
Tool help snippet follows:
SC is a command line program used for communicating with the
NT Service Controller and services.
delete----------Deletes a service (from the registry).
Method 2 - use delserv
Download and use delserv command line utility. This is a legacy tool developed for Windows 2000. In current Window XP boxes this was superseded by sc described in method 1.
Method 3 - manually delete registry entries (Note that this backfires in Windows 7/8)
Windows services are registered under the following registry key.
Search for the sub-key with the service name under referred key and delete it. (and you might need to restart to remove completely the service from the Services list)
Some services run as system and you need to escalate to the system user in order ot kill it. I would recommend looking into system internals to find a way to help you achieve what you are looking for.